SRA International’s monthly newsletter is your gateway to what is trending in research administration.  The Catalyst features insights from the top professionals in research management as well as keeping you up-to-date on the unbeatable educational offerings from SRA International.

by SRA International on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Studies may lead to advances in human health, agricultural productivity, use of natural resources. Millions of microbes living on and in the human body collectively make up our microbiomes. These microbial ecosystems help keep us healthy. The same processes are at work in other animals, as well as in plants.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Excerpt from original White House press release posted on from Reince Priebus, January 20, 2017. The President has asked me to communicate to each of you his plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of his Administration.... Read more

by on Friday, January 20, 2017

The Southern and Midwest Sections will be making beautiful music at the Southern / Midwest Section Meeting to be held in exciting Nashville, TN, May 7 – 10, 2017. Known as "Music City," Nashville is so much more! Travel professionals and consumer guides frequently name Nashville on lists of "places you must visit," with a reputation as an international landmark for music, home to an abundance of cuisines, and a rich collection of art and historical sites.... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Professional Development, Southern Section

by SRA International on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Announcement of revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. These revisions are an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Human Subjects, NIH

by SRA International on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Don’t miss out on attending one of SRA International’s upcoming outstanding learning opportunities on February 16-17 in Atlanta, at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center!... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development

by Tonya Edvalson on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

While many of us are braving the winter storms, below zero temperatures, and shoveling more than we want, Hawaii is looking better than ever!!! It’s just around the corner and a lot has been happening.... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Professional Development, Western Section

by SRA International on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Updates Coming to FastLane on January 30 to Support PAPPG (NSF 17-1) Policy Changes and New and Enhanced Automated Compliance Checks. Effective January 30, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement the following changes in FastLane to support the policy updates in the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) and to run new and enhanced automated compliance checks on proposals.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, NSF

by Lisa Walker on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Join us on Friday, March 17th, for the 2017 North Carolina Chapter Meeting at the Benson University Center at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.... Read more

Tagged with: North Carolina Chapter, Professional Development

by SRA International on Friday, January 13, 2017

Crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, have opened a funding spigot to startups in regions that have suffered from a venture capital drought, a new UC Berkeley study shows.... Read more

Tagged with: Crowdfunding, Finding Funding, Funding Opportunities

by SRA International on Friday, January 13, 2017

We are three colleagues — a humanities scholar, a social scientist, and a physician — who recently made it through a quagmire of disagreement over authorship order and lived to tell about it.... Read more